February 4, 1991 |
The Police Department should have investigated 90% of the sexual assault reports it ignored in 1989 and 1990, an internal investigation has concluded. Since reopening the reports, police have gathered enough new evidence to arrest one man, present two cases to the district attorney and prosecute another man on an unrelated charge, the department said. "The fault was ours--it's that simple," Oakland Police Chief George Hart said. He will present the results to the City Council.
January 20, 1991 |
A man fleeing from a sheriff's deputy was caught when he cut across a football field and ran afoul of the Bacon Bombers--a police team practicing for an annual game against the Sheriff's Department. "I'm sure the person being chased probably wondered what was going on when he . . . saw six huge football officers chasing after him," said Sacramento Police Capt. Rich Gregson. Police said Lamont L. Phillips, 26, was held for investigation of rape, resisting arrest and false imprisonment.
November 25, 1990 |
A 19-year-old San Jose man was behind bars Saturday, accused of raping and beating a 10-year-old Milpitas girl after the two were left alone. In a statement, police said Emilio J. Brotherton was arrested Friday, a few hours after the alleged incidents, in a San Jose trailer. Brotherton was being held at the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of rape, sexual assault on a minor and parole violation.
August 18, 1990 |
A man who killed a teen-age girl before taking his own life early this month may also have attacked four women in the foothills near Stanford University, police said. Robert Michel Christy, 28, shot himself to death in his car soon after killing 17-year-old Stephanie LeDoux in Rocklin on Aug. 3. Stanford police said he may have been the "foothill rapist," wanted for one rape and three rape attempts that appear to have been connected.